Hanae is a postdoctoral fellow at CanChild, working with Dr. Jan Willem Gorter. She completed her BSc in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour in 2015, and her PhD in Cognitive Psychology in 2020 at McMaster University. Her doctoral thesis examined the relation between attention and memory processes in desirable difficulty effects - when difficulties during initial learning benefit subsequent memory retention. Her current research focuses on cognitive functioning in youth with cerebral palsy, to better understand how cognitive control impacts learning and emotion regulation in this population. Hanae also has a sibling with cerebral palsy, and she uses her lived experience to contribute to initiatives at CanChild (Sibling Youth Advisory Council) and at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Family Leadership Program).
Areas of Focus
cerebral palsy, youth, cognitive functioning, implementation science